What’s new in Parkinson’s treatment?

Learn about the latest advances in Parkinson’s treatment, with movement disorders specialist Melita Petrossian

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Meet our speaker:
Dr. Petrossian is a fellowship-trained neurologist and movement disorders specialist, and Director of the Pacific Movement Disorders Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her clinical interests and expertise are in movement disorders as well as PD-related conditions such as dementia with Lewy Bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, corticobasal degeneration, primary freezing of gait, and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia.

Dr. Petrossian’s focus is on a multidisciplinary approach to these movement disorders, including appropriate diagnosis utilizing the latest imaging techniques such as MRI, PET and DaTscan, optimization of medical treatment, and chemodenervation using botulinum toxin injections (e.g., Botox). In coordination with physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and other specialists as necessary she treats motor and non-motor symptoms of PD and other movement disorders. A native of southern California, Dr. Petrossian graduated from UCLA, summa cum laude, and received her medical education at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her neurology residency and movement disorders fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, affiliated with Harvard Medical School in Boston. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society.

This event is part of PCLA’s “Let’s Talk Parkinson’s” series of live online events. Special thanks to our program sponsors Abbott, Abbvie, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and Supernus for making this series possible.

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